Acculturation determines BMI percentile and noncore food intake in Hispanic children.

  title={Acculturation determines BMI percentile and noncore food intake in Hispanic children.},
  author={James F Wiley and Michelle M. Cloutier and Dorothy B. Wakefield and Dominica B Hernandez and Autherene Grant and Annamarie Beaulieu and Amy A Gorin},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={144 3},
Hispanic children in the United States are disproportionately affected by obesity. The role of acculturation in obesity is unclear. This study examined the relation between child obesity, dietary intake, and maternal acculturation in Hispanic children. We hypothesized that children of more acculturated mothers would consume more unhealthy foods and would have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles. A total of 209 Hispanic mothers of children aged 2-4 y (50% female, 35.3 ± 8.7 mo, BMI… CONTINUE READING
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